At a recent private D.C. dinner, Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen gathered with academics and cyber experts from the private sector to talk candidly about urgent cyber threats and actions that DHS is taking to address them. It was an intimate event, hosted by Atlantic Council President Fred Kempe and ...

Election security, the migration of people toward the U.S.’ southern border and the public-private critical intersection of cyber security are just a few of the pressing issues facing the Department of Homeland Security.   DHS Secretary Kirsten Nielsen expressed confidence going into the mid-term election, calling it “the most secure election ...

Cipher Brief Editorial Note: On the heels of Cybersecurity Awareness Month in October, President Donald Trump has proclaimed November as National Critical Infrastructure Security and Resilience Month. It’s a mouthful, but the declaration highlights the important need to focus on securing critical infrastructure.  Secretary of State Kirstjen Nielsen released a ...

Department of Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen delivered strategic remarks last week at The George Washington University.  Her remarks, titled “Rethinking Homeland Security in an Age of Disruption,” offered candor and significant departure from DHS’ traditional priorities.  This could represent major change for DHS roles and missions, both inside the ...